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U.S. Senate panel calls on governors, mayor to talk big new...

WASHINGTON — Senators who could decide the fate of President Joe Biden’s push for a major new infrastructure package seemed open to his priorities...

Higher ed officials see affordability, community colleges as bridge to student...

Affordability and equity are at the top of the list as higher education officials look at their operating budget for the next two years,...

Half a million deaths later, Ohio gov says he didn’t foresee...

The coronavirus pandemic has been grinding on for so many months that it's easy to become numb to its staggering cost. But now, as...

Ohio National Guard security detail after Jan. 6 cost state $1...

It cost the state of Ohio more than $1 million to send hundreds of troops to the Ohio Statehouse last month to protect against...

FirstEnergy touts openness, critic questions it

The Ohio power company at the heart of a historic scandal has taken steps in recent months to move on from it.  Akron-based FirstEnergy conducted...

Chances for Ohio death penalty repeal appear to be growing

The biggest-ever bipartisan coalition on Thursday announced a renewed effort to repeal the death penalty in Ohio. State Sen. Nickie Antonio, D-Lakewood, and Sen. Steve...

Biden backs reparations study, as House Dems push for commission

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats...

Education budget debate begins as Jan. budget shows declines in higher...

Subcommittees on K-12 and higher education are beginning their discussions on the new operating budget this week, and they have plenty of budgetary information...

Proposed $15-an-hour minimum wage would boost paychecks in certain areas

WASHINGTON — A gradual increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would increase the pay of low-income workers across the U.S....

Bipartisan state, local leaders in Biden meeting push for direct aid...

WASHINGTON — Bipartisan mayors from Detroit and Miami who met at the White House on Friday with President Joe Biden emerged saying they back...
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